Eurozone consumer confidence worsens

first_img Eurozone consumer confidence worsens Share alison.lock Show Comments ▼ Thursday 20 January 2011 11:37 am whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrapcenter_img Analysts say strong demand is crucial for making eurozone economic growth self-sustaining – but austerity measures ordered by many governments, as well as turmoil on financial markets, limits such consumer demand.“It is likely that higher inflation and the increasing fiscal squeeze in many countries is increasingly weighing down on confidence,” said Howard Archer, chief European analyst at IHS Global Insight.“In addition, consumers are likely worried that the euro zone’s heightened sovereign debt problems could increasingly feed through to hurt economic activity,” he added. whatsapp Tags: NULL Eurozone consumer confidence fell to a five-month low in January as the single currency area struggled to contain a sovereign debt crisis, the latest EU statistics have shown.The European Commission said in a flash estimate that consumer morale in the 17-country currency area was at -11.4 in January, down from -11.0 in December.In the wider 27-nation European Union, consumer sentiment declined to -12.8 from -12.1.Ben May of Capital Economics said the news would “further dent hopes of a sustained consumer recovery this year.”“The hard data on household spending have recently been pretty disappointing. And given that the fiscal squeeze has not got going properly yet in the core and wage growth is likely to slow across the region this year, we continue to think that a sustained consumer revival is unlikely in 2011,” he said.last_img read more

Mind the gap

first_img4th December 2018 | By contenteditor Mind the gap Pentasia MD Alastair Cleland on the growing gulf between the top- and mid-range earners in iGaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter People iGaming is renowned as an industry where the big winners win big, with a number of directors and founders having amassed billion-dollar fortunes from their work in the sector.The packages on offer to those lower down the ladder may not match this, but the iGaming industry tends to pay handsomely at all levels. This year’s salary survey shows pay across the sector has increased 2.75% year-on-year, but it’s the senior leaders who have enjoyed the biggest pay hike in the period.Salaries in excess of £100,000 are increasingly commonplace, not just for the C-Suite but also for specialists and heads-of-department in areas including compliance, tech development and product management. However as senior salaries have increased, the gap between mid- and senior-level pay has widened. Bosses earning double the salary of those directly below them are increasingly common. This has created a top-heavy remuneration culture.There are three factors contributing to the widening gap. First, an ongoing scarcity of experienced iGaming leadership talent drives up wages. Secondly, mid-level salaries are limited by precedent or comparable hires. Finally, senior roles often require candidates to relocate, which necessitates higher salaries to make the roles more attractive. Making the jump from a mid- to senior-level position is often seen by employers as challenging. This means many can be unwilling to recruit from lower tiers of their business for the most senior roles.Often it takes a new employer to recognise a candidate’s potential and offer them the chance to step up. Experience remains key, both for driving up salaries and securing the top jobs. Those with a decade or more’s industry experience have a significant advantage over candidates from other sectors when it comes to landing senior roles. Ours is a unique and nuanced industry where knowledge and experience are valued.Certain fast-tracks are now emerging. Experience in key operational departments such as tech, compliance or marketing boosts career prospects as employers look to build these skillsets into their leadership team.In the increasingly complex, regulated and competitive online gaming market, it’s above all strong leadership that employers look for. Career paths which include a wide range of departmental interaction and exposure 
to different markets are most likely to result in a seat at the top table. Ultimately, employers who invest their trust, responsibility and top-tier salaries in ambitious candidates who are willing to prove themselves – even if they haven’t yet 
done so – may discover that their investment pays dividends. ​ Topics: People Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgUniversal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileUniversal Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of non-life insurance for the individual, commercial and institutional sectors. The company also offers banking products and services as well as risk management services. General insurance products cover motor, property, marine, accidents, engineering and contractors, bond, HCPI, oil and gas, guarantees and indemnities and occupier’s liability insurance. Commercial and institutional products cover all risks associated with the hospitality, construction, logistics, capital markets and real estate sectors as well as financial coverage for accidents, theft, vandalism and motor vehicle collisions. Universal Insurance Company Plc receives reinsurance support from Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. Established in 1961 and formerly known as the Universal Insurance Company Limited (UNISURE), the company changed its name to Universal Insurance Company following its amalgamation with United Trust Assurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and African Safety Insurance Company Limited. Universal Insurance Plc has operations across the country in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Universal Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Aviva Premiership: Seven stars heading for England in 2016/17

first_img Star quality: Schalk Burger will replace the Namibian namesake Jacques at Sarries TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There has been plenty of talk about England’s up-and-coming players after the success of the Saxons and the Under-20s but some of them may have a struggle on their hands to get a start in the Premiership as domestic rugby’s financial clout and new regulations come into play.With the salary cap up to £6.5million for this season and two marquee players allowed at each club, outside of that figure, the Premiership is welcoming some massive global names to its ranks. Here are a magnificent seven big arrivals who could make the English league even bigger box office and who are coming to a ground near you soon.Kurtley Beale, fly-half, centre, full-back (Waratahs to Wasps) Age: 27 Caps: 60 (Australia)Beale won’t be seen at the start of the season as he is rehabbing a knee injury but the fact Wasps can sign a player like him shows how far the club have come since flirting with bankruptcy a couple of years ago. The Australian has attracted his fair share of controversy but is a stellar talent who can fit in almost anywhere in the backline.Box-office: Kurtley Beale is sure to excite fans at WaspsIt will be interesting to see where Dai Young plays Beale when he has recovered as they are a pretty well stacked squad.  Conveniently, for his international career, Beale is bang on the 60-cap mark needed to pass Cheika’s Law and will be familiar with Wasps’ new defence coach, Phil Blake, from his Wallaby days.Josh Charnley  Full-Back Wing (Wigan RL to Sale) Age: 25 Caps: 7 (England RL)Charnley has been running in tries for Wigan in Super League, at around one a game, for the last six years and Sale are hoping he can do for them what Jason Robinson did when he switched codes back in 2000. Charnley scored four tries on his Test debut in rugby league, can play full-back or wing and won’t have any troubling settling in at Sale as he only a short hop from where he is currently playing.Speedster: Josh Charnley looks to have the credentials to succeed at SaleThe majority of league to union swaps don’t work, especially when players are shoe-horned into the midfield, but Charnley’ switch looks like one that will succeed. Eddie Jones will be keeping an eye on him as well.Taulupe Faletau No.8 (Dragons to Bath) Age: 25 Caps: 62 (61 Wales, 1 Lions)Faletau has been the outstanding No.8 in Europe for the past couple of seasons but Billy Vunipola has made up ground and the first collision between the pair when Bath play Saracens will make the ground shake.Mr Consistent: Taulupe Faletau is one of the world’s best No 8sThe Welsh and English international pair are the two players fighting to fill the No 8 spot in the British & Irish Lions Test team next summer and their domestic clashes could help sort out the pecking order. Bath need Faletau to fire as well after a dismal season last year which led to the dismissal of director of rugby Mike Ford.Greg Holmes Prop (Reds to Exeter) Age: 33 Caps: 27 (Australia) Next season a dizzying array of talent will head for the Aviva Premiership. Here are our Super Seven set to light up the league… Part of the Australian team that was whitewashed by England in June, Holmes will be champing at the bit to have another crack at Mako Vunipola and Matt Mullan and co when he lands in Exeter at the end of the Super Rugby season after 11 years with the Reds.Power play: Greg Holmes looks to be another fine Wallaby importSigned for his all-round game, not just his scrummaging, according to Exeter boss Rob Baxter, Holmes was persuaded to move to Devon by another Wallaby, and Exeter legend, Dean Mumm so he knows what he is letting himself in for. And so do Exeter.Schalk Burger, flanker, (Stormers to Saracens) Age: 33 Caps: 86 (South Africa)Saracens clearly think a Champions Cup and Premiership double is not enough and have swapped one back row Burger for another, with Jacques retiring to his farm in Namibia and Springbok legend Schalk coming in. The South African has done the lot but is still only 33, despite seemingly having been around forever, and looks like one of those signings who will boost the champions on and off the field.Bok legend: Schalk Burger is one of the finest backrows in a generationHe will be handy to have around when Sarries lose about half their first choice team to international duty, having played his last Test match in the World Cup third-place play-off.Louis Picamoles, No.8, (Toulouse to Northampton) Age: 30 Caps: 54 (France)Northampton missed the ball-carrying presence of Samu Manoa last year and France missed the same quality of Louis Picamoles when he was side-lined with a hamstring injury during the Six Nations. Picamoles was the stand-out performer for France in a disappointing World Cup and will add punch to Saints up front as they bid to re-claim a top four spot.King Louis: Louis Picamoles is expected to add some ballast to the Saints backrowAs well as being a destructive carrier Picamoles has the hands to make the most of his bursts and is not shy of putting it about in defence so it will be eye-watering to watch him and Courtney Lawes knocking seven bells out of opponents.Matt Toomua, centre (Brumbies to Leicester) Age: 26 Caps: 32 (Australia)Probably the most exciting newcomer for next season, Toomua had Leicester fans licking their lips in anticipation with his display for the Wallabies in their third Test defeat to England in Sydney in June. Toomua would probably have played the whole series but for a knee injury and it will be interesting to see how he gets on as a second playmaker, under the tutelage of Aaron Mauger, at Welford Road. Link man: Matt Toomua’s skills as a second playmaker will aid LeicesterWhere this leaves Manu Tuilagi is open to debate but you can see him playing 13 to Toomua’s 12 when the Brumbies Super Rugby campaign is over and the Australian arrives in the Midlands. Could be very tasty.last_img read more

Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos

first_img Projects Year:  Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560074/guemes-building-gerardo-caballero-maite-fernandez-arquitectos Clipboard 2009 Save this picture!© Gustavo Frittegotto+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560074/guemes-building-gerardo-caballero-maite-fernandez-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  286 m² Area:  286 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyApartments•Rosario, Argentina CopyAbout this officeGerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRosarioGerardo CaballeroHousingResidentialArgentinaPublished on October 27, 2014Cite: “Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos” 27 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGüemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos Photographs Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos Argentina Year:  2009 Architects: Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Gustavo FrittegottoPhotographs:  Gustavo Frittegotto Collaborators:Juan FonsecaEngineering:José R. OrengoGeneral Constructor:MR Sudamericana, constructora s.r.lStructure:INGEN s.aArchitect In Charge:Gerardo Caballero, Maite Fernández, Orlando AlloattiCity:RosarioCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The building is placed in a typical party wall urban lot, in a block with an open expanse of train tracks in front. From the building you can see this magnificent industrial landscape and behind it, the river and its islands.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoAt the beginning of its construction the project suffered a program modification, the client decided to change the original plan from one apartment per floor to two units per floor. This modification resulted in an unexpected plan configuration.Save this picture!Floor PlanAt ground floor all pedestrian and vehicular access is solved in a double height entrance that allows a fluid relationship with the public street.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThe parking is cover by a green roof that improves views form the back apartments offering a small garden of native plants.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanA pallet of monochromatic materials gives visual unity to the whole structure, although with differentiated textures.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThe front façade, facing the river and good orientation affords a formal appearance, affords a deep balcony as expansion of the interiors and solar protection. The back façade, facing the city and the bad orientation, was formalized with a more domestic and casual image that connects it to its neighbors.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoProject gallerySee allShow lessInshopnia / Nan ArquitectosSelected ProjectsThe Principals Install Sound Reactive, Silver-Coated “Quilt” at NeuehouseArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Güemes 2969, Rosario, Santa Fe Province, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur

first_imgSave this picture!Courtesy of pS Arkitektur+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” “COPY” Sweden Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur Villa Blåbär / pS ArkitekturSave this projectSaveVilla Blåbär / pS Arkitektur ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/317458/villa-blabar-ps-arkitektur Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/317458/villa-blabar-ps-arkitektur Clipboard Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officePS ArkitekturOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasNacka MunicipalityNacka3D ModellingWoodIcebergHousesSwedenPublished on October 26, 2019Cite: “Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur” 25 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Blåbär别墅 / pS Arkitektur是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Year:  ArchDaily 2012 Architect In Charge:Peter SahlinProject Architect:Leif JohannsenAssisting Architects:Therese Svalling, Beata DentonContractor:Valento ByggClient:Karl & Sofia AnderssonCity:NackaCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The surrounding nature and slope dictated the shape of this one family house fully covered in black roofing felt. Delightful views into the sunny forest, space, and a daring uncompromising design were the starting point for the development of this villa in Nacka, outside Stockholm.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturThe house was created during a number of workshops with the client, where different volumes were tested in the model and several site visits. The challenge was to locate all rooms on the same level, and trying to fit the house on the sloping ground of this nature site.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturIt resulted in a narrow and extended house that sits at the very top of the site, hovering on concrete blocks over the rock. In this way, the house itself shelters the terrace from unwanted views from the road and neighbors. The movement through the house mimics the initial exploratory walks we had on-site prior to building. The master bedroom is placed where one gets the most spectacular view.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturSave this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturThe house is fully covered in roofing felt on both roofs and facades to give a calm uniform black exterior that contrasts with the crisp white interior. On the inside, the wardrobes, lighting, and sockets are inset in walls and ceiling to give an even and clean look. The different functions within the house appear according to a hierarchy, moving from public towards the private; from the garage, entrance, then kitchen, living room and farthest away bedrooms and bath.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturIn order to secure energy efficiency, while at the same time creating spectacular views, the openings on the south, the private side are maximized at the expense of the north-facing ones, which are kept at a minimum. The total amount of glazing follows energy balance calculations and together with a geothermal heating system and an exhaust air heat pump the house is well within the legal energy norm. CopyHouses•Nacka, Sweden Originally published January 13, 2013.Project gallerySee allShow lessSeogyung Residence / KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureSelected ProjectsThe Weaving Dream Installation for Children / Atelier MICSelected Projects Share Architects: PS Arkitektur Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Striday app encourages exercise and raises money for charity

first_img Advertisement Melanie May | 10 June 2016 | News Tagged with: app in-app donation An app has launched that encourages people to swap their motorised travel every Friday for a more active walk, run, or bike ride, and donate the money saved to charity.Striday is a free app that operates year-round each Friday by encouraging people to ‘Go Green for Good on Friday’, although it can also be used on other days. It currently works on iPhones running iOS version 8.0 or later, with an Android version to become available later in the year.Striday tracks the user’s trip and the distance they have walked, run or cycled, and calculates the savings made compared to their usual journey. The user can then choose a charity to donate the money to that they have saved. The app also lets users challenge others to take part.Participating charities currently include Frank Water, Magic Breakfast, and Kids Run Free. Other charities interested in participating are invited to contact Striday for more information.Director and co-founder Simon Blackburn said:“Striday is free for everyone – we don’t charge charities to partner with us. It’s important to us that we offer a platform that charities of any size can benefit from. The more attractive their message the more our members will feel want to support it. Although we act as event organiser, marketer and motivator, our business works in a similar way to established fundraising platforms like JustGiving. We’re looking to include features such as a reward programme but the focus is on donations so we’ll only add elements members really want.”  205 total views,  1 views today  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Striday app encourages exercise and raises money for charity About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19last_img read more

Public radio journalist fired for refusing to disclose sources for report on corruption

first_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News Organisation RSF_en Asia – Pacific News Asia – Pacific January 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public radio journalist fired for refusing to disclose sources for report on corruption News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisoncenter_img June 7, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced its support today for Taberannang Korauaba, who was wrongfully dismissed from Radio Kiribati Broadcasting, a radio offshoot of the public Broadcasting and Publications Authority, exposing a case of corruption involving a senior official.”It is highly regrettable that the management of a public news media should fire a young journalist like this, especially one highly motivated to inform his country’s inhabitants,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This case shows the limits of press freedom in Kiribati. We call on the Broadcasting and Publications Authority to reinstate Korauaba at once.”On 6 December 2005, Radio Kiribati Broadcasting executives gave Korauaba 24 hours to reveal his sources for a report about a case of corruption involving Kiribati’s auditor-general. He refused, and was fired the followed day. Korauaba contested his dismissal in writing. After several weeks of silence, the head of the radio station told him his petition had been passed to the public prosecutor.Korauaba decided this month to sue the government for wrongful dismissal.Korauaba was previously sanctioned by the station’s management in October 2004 for refusing to comply with an order from a minister. And in August 2002, he was suspended for five days over a report about an air transport company.Graduate of the University of the South Pacific’s journalism programme, Korauaba told Reporters Without Borders he expected to be back at his job soon. The press freedom situation in Kiribati is “far from perfect,” he said.Kiribati is a Micronesian country with a population of 100,000. June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom last_img read more

Woman arrested in bat-wielding road rage incident caught on video

first_imgIllinois State Police(CHICAGO) — Police have arrested a woman in connection with an act of road rage that involved three motorists who attacked each other, one with a bat, on a busy Chicago highway. Sheniqka Thomas, 26, was arrested and charged on Wednesday after video showed her cutting in front of a grey Hyundai while swinging a baseball bat out of the window, police said.Once in front of the car, Thomas jumped out and smashed the bat onto the hood of the other car. The situation escalated when a passenger in that car got out and confronted Thomas.“The investigation revealed a black vehicle, later determined to be driven by Thomas, cut off a silver vehicle who was driving in the left lane,” the Illinois State Police said in a statement. “After cutting off the silver vehicle, Thomas exited her vehicle holding a baseball bat and hit the silver vehicle with the baseball bat.”Cellphone video taken from a vehicle behind the two cars showed the two women throwing punches and pulling each other’s hair. Things hit a fever pitch when the driver of the Hyundai exited the vehicle and tried to wrestle the bat away in an apparent effort to protect her passenger.She eventually gained control of the bat before the video cut off with her about to swing. One witness said the two women in the Hyundai appeared to be a mother and daughter.“I’ve never seen nothing like that before. … It looked like they were doing a lot of slapping at first and grabbing, but then they started to do a lot of punching,” the witness told Chicago ABC station WLS-TV. “It looks like the older lady was trying to grab the young lady by her hair to get her off her daughter.”Thomas was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property and received traffic citations for improper lane usage, failure to signal and improper parking on a roadway.She was out on bond late Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more